Utilimaster Announces New Production Facility
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Spartan Motors subsidiary Utilimaster announced Feb. 26 it will develop a new vehicle production facility for aftermarket parts.
Utilimaster, headquartered in Bristol, Ind., is a go-to-market brand reporting under the Spartan Fleet Vehicles and Services business unit. The company will use the additional facility for aftermarket parts and service along with research and development. It also will help offset production overflow.
“Expanding our footprint into our new 105,000-square-foot facility represents not only Utilimaster’s growth, but also our commitment to the Bristol community,” Spartan Fleet Vehicles and Services President Chad Heminover said in a statement. “We’re proud to be in a position to invest back into the business to secure our leadership position and help ensure future growth by leading first-to-last-mile delivery and specialty service innovation.”
The new facility will be located less than three miles away from Utilimaster’s headquarters in Bristol, which will begin second-shift operations to accommodate increased demand while the new location is being equipped.
Utilimaster immediately plans to add approximately 200 jobs to accommodate increased demand. Those positions include full-time associates, contract associates, engineers, supervisors, team leads, warehouse staff and assemblers. — Transport Topics
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